Enjoy Bologna in February eating like a Balanzone!
February is Carnival! Time to enjoy the masquerades and the puppet shows. In the 19th century Bologna was the city in Italy where the puppets were most popular. Still today they represent a wonderful entertainment for adults and kids.
During the Carnival chariots procession the atmosphere is magical! The most typical mask from Bologna is Balanzone (in the picture), the perfect Bolognese professor, one who loves teaching as much as eating!
The green tortelloni of the Carnival are named after him Balanzoni. They are my favorites, filled with ricotta cheese and mortadella! Yummy!
Luckily there are people passionate like Riccardo who keeps alive the puppets tradition. This year we offered tours including puppets’ perfomance in homage to the Bolognese artist Wolfango!